David ‘Buddy’ Schwartz

20161114-152347_SchwartzDavid “Buddy” Schwartz, age 76, of Sleepy Eye, died on November 13, 2016, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Service will be held at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11 am.


Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 am at the church prior to the service.


The clergy will be Pastor Nathanael Mayhew.


Interment will be at the Home Cemetery in Sleepy Eye.


Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.


Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.


David Franklin Schwartz was born on July 30, 1940 in Sleepy Eye to Franklin and Ida (Krueger) Schwartz. David farmed southwest of Sleepy Eye his entire life until his death. In addition to farming, David enjoyed gardening especially growing potatoes, tomatoes and tending to his flowers. David kept busy keeping his farm yard neat, doing mechanic work and collecting toy tractors. He was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye.


He is survived by 3 brothers, Tom (Sue) of Apple Valley, Doug of Sleepy Eye and Darryl (Nanette) of Sleepy Eye; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Schwartz of St. Louis Park, Sara (Dave) Costa of East Greenwich, RI, Candy (Ralph) Larro and their child, Chelsea, Chris Schewe and his children, Crissi and Clay, Cathy (Al Schwerzler) Schewe and their children, Mason and Miles, Casey (Kelly) Schewe and their children, Colton, Cheyenne and Chase; Darren (Miranda) Schwartz of LeSeuer and their children, Garrett and Riley, Brent (Julie) Schwartz of Broomfield, CO and their child, Cody, Katie (Matt) Bushman of Rochester and their children, Gavin and Liam; Amber Schwartz of Marshall and Heather (Sam) Johnson of New Ulm. David is also survived by a brother-in-law, Chuck (Carolyn) Schewe. He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 sisters, Clarice, Shirley and Betty.

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